The epic winter my wish came true

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I do love my snow. But after our last snowfall (right when I was attempting to take off for Maui over Christmas), I really thought that was it for us. But I was soooooo wrong. After my return, over the course of 3 days, 80 cm (pretty much 3 feet) hit us. And for BC’s west […]

A surprise rustic shed snow day

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I’ve mentioned no less than a bazillion times how much I love snow. It’s very seldom we have a white Christmas on Canada’s west coast. And I’m not entirely sure we will this year. But, what are the chances of right before leaving on a tropical getaway, we are BLASTED with a blizzard? Low! It’s […]

A Merry Christmas winter wonderland shed

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 It couldn’t have happened on a more perfect day. I heard a “Moooom…. it’s 7:40!”  As I reached for the iPhone, I realized not only did the alarm not go off as planned, my son would be very late for school. Groaning while I threw off the covers, a quick glance outside stopped me in […]

A winter ladder plant stand, with memories attached

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  I wasn’t ready to take down the Christmas decorating when I did. The house was decked out so full and pretty, with the Christmas ladder tree, and Christmas tree forest in a crate, and nothing was really in the way. However once I started cleaning up, it felt strange to have only parts disappear. […]

The snowy shed out back… and some snow stories

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Today I decided to bake cookies. Did you know there’s only one thing that puts me in the mood for baking cookies? Can you guess what it is? SNOW! It was our first real dump this year. And being that it was coming down super heavy, I knew it wouldn’t last long. Debating if I […]

When winter shuts us down

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We are still in our major cold snap! Schools shut down half way through today summoning parents for early pickups. So I put down the dayjob, braved the snow drifts and checked out the very white windy wintery wonderland. Mass mayhem! A regular type street was closed due to drifting snow. Accidents left. right and […]

A gazillion pretty SNOW pictures! With some junk. :)

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We are having some major winter weather in our region, and it. is. AMAZING. I love a good snow storm. There’s also speculation that school may be closed on Tuesday. So here are a few snow pictures from today, since snow days mean we head outdoors! Except for the cat. 🙂 Caption this. 🙂 Can’t […]

Why SNOW is my 2012 word

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The Lettered Cottage is having a word of the year link party. Have you heard about this latest trend? You pick a word that will help guide you the rest of the year. And my word is SNOW. I love snow. We don’t get it often in our wet coast region, so when it snows, […]

How to make it snow in your home… realistically!

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Snowy old window mantel Most of us dream of a white Christmas. But it’s not always possible where you live. Another snowy mantel When you live in balmy BC Canada, it’s quite by chance that snow actually materializes. So here’s how I made my own winter wonderland with my Christmas decorating. You’ll need: spray snow […]